THE KING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Michod Stars: Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Havill, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ivan Kaye, Thibault de Montalembert. Prince Hal (Timothee Chalamet, from Call Me By Your Name, etc) was never destined to become king of England. He was a playboy, drunkard and womaniser, and his tyrannical father Henry VI (Ben Mendelsohn) passed him over in the line of succession for his younger brother Thomas (Dean-Charles Chapman). But England at that time Continue reading

HUSTLERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lorene Scarfaria Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Jay Oakerson, Trace Lysette, Mercedes Ruehl, Marcy Richardson, Keke Palmer, Cardi B, Frank Whaley, Wai Ching Ho, Devin Ratray, Usher. The Vixens Of Wall Street? A group of strippers set out to fleece Wall Street clients following the great financial collapse of 2008. Hustlers is based on the article The Hustlers At Scores, which was written by journalist Jessica Pressler and published in New York Magazine. The article has provided the source Continue reading

BUOYANCY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rodd Rathjen Stars: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros This Australian/Cambodian co-production was Australia’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2019. The dialogue is a mix of Khmer and Thai language. Buoyancy is a grim and gruelling and thought-provoking drama that deals with the issue of people smuggling and slavery within the Thai fishing industry, a business worth $6 billion a year. It is estimated that some 200,000 young men have been enslaved by the fishing trade. It is a brutal, inhumane Continue reading

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra Stars: Carmina Martinez, Jose Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Navaez, Juan Bautista Martinez, Greider Meza, Jose Vincente Cote. This drama from Colombia looks at the origins of the drug trade as seen through the experiences of the Wayuu, an indigenous tribe in the remote Guajira region. The film is set in the 70s, long before the era of Pablo Escobar and the deadly drug trade made familiar to audiences through numerous narco dramas. Birds Of Passage is the new film from directors Cristina Continue reading

JOKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Phillips Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert de Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Douglas Hodge, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Dante Pereira-Olson, Sharon Washington, Brian Tyree Henry. Batman’s arch nemesis The Joker has been portrayed in the past by the likes of Caesar Romero in the camp classic 60s tv series that starred the late Adam West, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s darker vision of the caped crusader from 1989, and given a more dangerous edge by Heath Ledger in his Oscar winning Continue reading